Programme - Berlinale Co-Production Market

The Berlinale Co-Production Market 2021 (March 1-5) will take place entirely online.The usual programme formats will be translated into useful and well-digestable online formats.

The programme of the Berlinale Co-Production Market is thoroughly tailored for its professional audience: producers and financiers from all over the world with different backgrounds of experience, but like-minded interests. The programme structure takes into account that each participant has their own busy agenda during the Berlinale, with different amounts of time available for attending the event.

To get an approximate overview of the event's usual programme structure, you can still download the programme of the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2020 (Saturday, February 22 to Wednesday, February 26). Please note that the programme structure 2021 will be translated to online formats and simplified, to enable participants to make the most of their participation.

Please note that you must register in advance to participate in the Berlinale Co-Production Market. For details, please see Participation

Case Studies:
Case Studies on selected Berlinale films explore possibilities in financing and current trends in the field of international co-production.

Theme Talks and panels:
Theme Talks and panels on current production, financing and technical matters offer a chance to exchange ideas with experts and other participants in a relaxed discussion.

Country Sessions:
At the Country Sessions, experts provide information about production conditions and co-production opportunities in ”their” country in a concise, moderated interview.

Speed Matchings:
At Speed Matching sessions, participating producers can develop new contacts during informal five-minute meetings.

Books at Berlinale:
Launched in 2006, Books at Berlinale, organised in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair, is the world’s first market for literary adaptations at an A-festival. International publishers and literary agents present ten pre-selected novels with promising potential for literary adaptation, to interested international producers in a moderated pitching and networking event on the third day of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

Co-Pro Series:
On the final two days of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, ten international drama series projects that are looking for partners are presented. Participants can also schedule meetings with these projects.

Lunches & Cocktails (probably not in 2021):
There is also a number of additional informal networking opportunities at the Berlinale Co-Production Market: lunches and cocktails offer participants further chances to meet and exchange ideas in a relaxed environment.